23 Nov 2022 | Stockholm, Sweden

Circular Textiles in the Nordics: Challenges & Opportunities for Emerging Economies

This session explored the opportunities and challenges of implementing circular textiles strategies for emerging economies and how these can be addressed in the Nordics.

Time & Location

November 23, 2022
16:00 - 17:00 PM (CET)

Stage 5 at the Nordic Circular Summit in Stockholm, Sweden + Online

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About the event

This session explored the opportunities and challenges of implementing circular textiles strategies for emerging economies and how these can be addressed in the Nordics. The focus in terms of the emerging countries was on Bangladesh, India, and Vietnam which are among the top 5 textile exporters in the world. 

 

The session also recognised that for Nordics to transition towards circular textiles we need to accelerate the transition both at the consumption end in the Nordics as well as the production end in countries such as Bangladesh, India, and Vietnam. 

 

Finally, the session served as a pre-launch of a transition group at the Nordic Circular Hotspot titled ‘Circular Textiles in the Nordics: Challenges & Opportunities for Emerging Economies (India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam).’ The group is jointly initiated by Circular Innovation Lab and Lifestyle & Design Cluster and invites Nordic Circular Hotspot partners from all Nordic countries with a specific interest in the field to participate.

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Program

  • Welcome remarks by Apoorva Arya (Circular Innovation Lab) and Kim Hjerrild (Lifestyle & Design Cluster and NCH Managing partner)

  • Panel session

       Gauri Sharma, Senior Manager, Shahi Exports, India 

       Siddhart Lulla, Principal, Intellecap, India

       Dr. Mohammad Rana, Phd. and Project Lead, CREATE, Aalborg University

       Isabella Holmgaard, CSR Manager, Message

       Marie Busck, Head of CSR & Sustainability, Danish Fashion & Textile

  • Questions from the audience

  • Closing remarks by Apoorva & Kim